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Afghanistan/Multilateral Peace Operations

Multilateral peace operations in Afghanistan between 2001 and 2021 (Claudia Pfeifer, Jaïr van der Lijn, SIPRI)

Four multilateral peace operations were deployed in Afghanistan during the 20 years between the start of the United States-led intervention that toppled the Taliban government in the country in 2001 and the withdrawal of US and allied troops this year. One of them, the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), was the largest multilateral peace operation ever deployed, and was also the first peace operation mounted by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) outside Europe. ISAF functioned in parallel to Operation Enduring Freedom, a counter-terrorism operation in Afghanistan led by the USA from 2001 to 2014.

Multilateral peace operations in Afghanistan between 2001 and 2021 | SIPRI